Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by WordsfromaSong, Apr 14, 2016.
New horror film from Nicolas Winding Refn, trailer just released today.
Getting heavy Black Swan vibes from this
Interest piqued. Elle is great. Looks as stylish as expected. Really interested to see how the horror is worked in to this.
Only God Forgives was awful, hope this is good
Still intrigued despite my feelings towards Only God Forgives. He could do great diving fully into horror.
Only God Forgives gets all of the attention for its complete lack of quality, but Bronson, Drive, and Valhalla Rising are all floating around that same level.
It is fascinating that Refn credits The Texas Chainsaw Massacre as an influence on his work. It is almost the opposite type of approach to filmmaking; the film is grounded in the moment, showing brutality in a matter-of-fact style and allowing people to fill in the sociological blanks if they choose. Refn, by contrast, is constantly trying to prove that style is the substance, daring his audiences to reject it on moral grounds so he can strike them down as strawmen. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is completely devoid of these pretenses, just serving as a horror movie that happens to be great because of a sense of pacing and imagery.
Looks more thriller than horror to me. I've enjoyed all of his movies, so I'm in on this.
I love Drive, Only God Forgives, and Valhalla Rising but I still need to see Bronson. Not sure why I'm sleeping on that one.
Can't wait for this movie. I hope Keanu rocks in it.
I still enjoy Drive, regardless of how uncool that makes me. I thought it was well shot and tonally on point. Atmosphere building coupled with the soundtrack and lighting was also a plus. Watching Thief made me realize it wasn't as unique or well crafted as I had previously thought, but it's still an enjoyable film.
Did Drive stop being trendy?
On the AP cinephile circuit at the very least
I think watching Thief spoiled it a bit for me as well. I still remember it fondly but have not watched it in some time and haven't felt the need to either.
I feel completely out of the loop. I'm not familiar with any of these movies
Here's a ranking for how "easy" they are to watch:
Only God Forgives
Haven't seen Bronson yet.
I loved Bronson, but saw it a loonnggg time ago. I also really liked Drive and Valhalla Rising. OGF took me so many tries to get through it. Hate it
Bronson is my fav
Bronson is very underrated. One of Tom Hardy's best roles.
And Drive is one of my favorites from the last decade, so much about that film that I love.
I really love to hate Only God Forgives, there is really no movie that is so deplorable it's almost brilliant. I can talk endlessly about it, everything that is so onerous and so odious. Watching My Life Directed By Nicholas Winding Refn by his wife makes me hate OGF even more, Refn is a utter madman which explains why his movies usually are great. I love Valhalla, Bronson, and Drive, even Pusher is a masterpiece in its own right. Haven't seen Fear X or either of the Pusher sequels. Regardless, I am psyched to see ND.
Only God Forgives is his best
1 hour 57 minutes. Release date is June 24th (almost definitely limited). No word on Amazon streaming yet.
I just watched Valhala Rising and thought it was decent. On the bottom end of his films.
I love Valhalla Rising.